Prison ne payne , for Patientes vincunt ,
Prison ne peyne for pacientes vincunt
Prisone ne payne foR.14.60:
Neither MED nor OED2 cites s. v.
for an example of fo as viable for the preposition
signified here, but it occurs in R in four widely separated contexts (cf. R2.64, R15.379, and
R20.224) and probably represents an instance of idiolect apocope. Beta here attests the
expected for, and F has whil.
pacientes vincunt .